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Improper Privilege Management


Severity Medium
Score 6.8/10


In BIG-IP versions 15.1.0- and 15.0.0- the Certificate Administrator user role and higher privileged roles can perform arbitrary file reads outside of the web root directory.

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CWE-269 - Improper Privilege Management

An effective privilege management infrastructure provides valid users with required access and privileges across heterogeneous technology environments. An application with a faulty privilege management infrastructure allows higher than authorized privileges or enables privilege escalation. This can lead to security incidents such as system infiltration, data breach, and complete system takeover.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published